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Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By ALAN54
A big thanks to you all for your replies, as they...

A big thanks to you all for your replies, as they were very helpful and confirmed my original thoughts on knocking $$$ off in order for buyer to purchase their preferred instruments. Boat as stands...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By ALAN54
Question Selling Suggestions needed

So, I have decided to put my 1998 Mainship 30 trawler for sale and get out of boating.
Andante is in very good shape, but has older electronics that may or may not work at different times!
If you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By ALAN54
I have a 1998 pilot 30 with its original manual...

I have a 1998 pilot 30 with its original manual but it is a lot of pages to copy!!
I am not sure of the difference between the 1998 and 1999.
Also, I am selling my pilot 30 and I will throw in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,393
Posted By ALAN54
My friend had that problem and tied mono filament...

My friend had that problem and tied mono filament line from the stern to 2 pieces of PVC he had on the platform. No ducks, not unsightly mess!
Forum: General Maintenance 07-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,069
Posted By ALAN54
I have done the sanding, painting waxing myself...

I have done the sanding, painting waxing myself several times on my mainship 30.
Now, I pay someone to do the sanding and I do the painting and waxing. Trying to suit up to sand in this heat is...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,941
Posted By ALAN54
I will have my friend go over there this weekend...

I will have my friend go over there this weekend and check it out and send pics.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-02-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,941
Posted By ALAN54
Yanmar in my boat. I have friends that live in...

Yanmar in my boat. I have friends that live in Rock hall, so if you need any pics taken, let me know and I will have it done for you.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-02-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,941
Posted By ALAN54
Yes, it has Awlgrip. I personally have never...

Yes, it has Awlgrip. I personally have never noticed much of a difference in cabin temps with the blue hull. I had a white hulled sailboat for 15 years, and this blue hulled one for over a year now,...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-01-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,941
Posted By ALAN54
Not one regret at all!!! I really like dark hull...

Not one regret at all!!! I really like dark hull boats and even after 16 years, the color and finish is great on my boat.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,941
Posted By ALAN54
Hi Jeff, We have had this boat for about 1 year...

Hi Jeff,
We have had this boat for about 1 year now. The boat was mostly kept in covered storage with less than 600 hours on the Yanmar. This engine, while a bit slower than the higher hp's ones, is...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,941
Posted By ALAN54
I do not think you will have any problem with...

I do not think you will have any problem with that amount of horsepower. I sold my sailboat and purchased a 1998 pilot 30 with the 175 HP Yanmar in it. Being a sailor all my life, doing 12-13 knots...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-09-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By ALAN54
Count me in also. I will be happy to contribute.

Count me in also. I will be happy to contribute.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,322
Posted By ALAN54
12 knots does not require a spray rail. Boat is...

12 knots does not require a spray rail. Boat is dry at that speed.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,322
Posted By ALAN54
The 175 hp Yanmar..not real fast...12 knots, but...

The 175 hp Yanmar..not real fast...12 knots, but I am good with that, not to mention excellent fuel consumption.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,322
Posted By ALAN54
Hi, after coming from a sailing background, I...

Hi, after coming from a sailing background, I switched over to a 1998 Mainship 30 Pilot with only 200 original engine hours on it's diesel. It has turned out to be a great 1 couple boat that handles...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By ALAN54
Thanks for trying anyway. It seemed like a really...

Thanks for trying anyway. It seemed like a really good idea!
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By ALAN54
It is usually a bad sanding job. Unless the...

It is usually a bad sanding job. Unless the area's happen to be where the jack stands were located, then they may have launched to quickly after removing the jacks to touch up that area.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-04-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By ALAN54
Slow cruising

I am here in Port Charlotte FL, and would be interested in joining a group that cruises this area. So, if you find anything that looks good, let me know.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-12-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,185
Posted By ALAN54
Hi, If you are looking for low cost, try the...

Hi, If you are looking for low cost, try the County run moorings in Ft. Myers. Easy acces to the Everglades and the keys. They also have slips available.
Alan
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-11-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,122
Posted By ALAN54
Southwest Florida

Hi, I am new to trawlers after 30 years of sailing. I purchased a used 30 pilot.
Does anyone the lives in the area of Ft.Myers/Sarasota have any good "go to' guy for engine, electrical repairs. I...
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